Alf Alderson

Alf Alderson

Alf Alderson is an award-winning travel and adventure sports journalist. His work appears regularly in newspapers and magazines and on websites worldwide. He spends winter in the French Alps and summer in Pembrokeshire when not travelling.

E-Mountain bikes in Les Arcs Bike Park, France
Are E-Mountain Bikes the next big thing in cycling? Alf Alderson reckons so…  “If a bike has a motor then it’s not a ‘proper’ bike,” said my mate before I had my first ride on a mountain bike last summer, and I had to admit I thought pretty much the…
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Heliskiing Last Frontier
Heliskiing. It costs a fortune but it’s worth it reckons Alf Alderson Before we go any further allow me to disabuse you of any notion that I am a man of means – all my heliskiing has been done in my capacity as a freelance (some would say freeloading) journalist.…
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All part of La Plagne
Alf Alderson heads to the popular intermediate resort of La Plagne to discover anything but intermediate skiing I’m standing just below the summit of 2558-metre Mont Jovet in the French Alps. The views are sensational, with the Mont Blanc massif to the north and the slopes of Courchevel and La…
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Simon Anderson thruster surfboard design
Simon Anderson's Energy Surfboards Thruster Alf Alderson looks at how the Thruster revolutionised surfing for everyone from pro surfer to weekend warrior, and over thirty years after its introduction it’s still the most popular fin set up in the water. Easter 1981, Victoria, Australia, and Simon Anderson paddles out into…
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Ski guide to Val Thorens, France Alf Alderson checks out the early season conditions at France’s highest resort. It’s an old adage in skiing that if you want to guarantee good snow, ‘go high’. Well you can’t get much higher than Val Thorens in France, which is located at a…
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Cold water surfing with Gavin Beschen at Port Ballintrae, Northern Ireland
Surfing the UK in Winter Into the freezer: Cold water surfing – what’s the attraction? Alf Alderson looks at the dedication if not obsession required to paddle out into the waves when it’s snowing. It’s Christmas Day in Pembrokeshire and depending on your age you’ll be ripping the wrapping paper…
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10 Top Reasons To Ride Tignes And Val D'Isere
Mountain Biking in Tignes And Val D'Isere High up in France’s Tarenataise region, Tignes and Val d’Isere are renowned as world class ski resorts. But when the summer comes, there’s just as much downhill fun to be had – only this time its on some of the best mountain bike…
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Room with a view above Lake Annecy
Several hundred metres above Lake Annecy in the French Alps Just about to settle down for the night – but I should emphasise that when I say I’m ‘above’ the lake I mean that quite literally. I’m perched on a ‘portaledge’, a device used by mountaineers to get a good…
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Iron Man - tackling via ferrata in the Dolomites
Taking On Via Ferrata In Italy Alf Alderson takes on the sheer rock faces of via ferrata in the Dolomites – by ladder. The word ‘vertigo’ apparently originated in the Dolomites…interesting that, since the titanic peaks and crags of these beautiful mountains, and the trails that snake their way up…
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